Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) University of Washington Health Sciences Center University of Washington Schools of Medicine, Dentistry & Public Health
Program Dates: June 18 – July 29, 2017
Eligible Applicants must: be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or have (DACA) status granted by USCIS be a college freshman or sophomore at the time of application have a minimum GPA of 2.5 Application Process: Online applications open Nov. 1, 2016 Application Deadline March 1, 2017
SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions. SHPEP is a free 6 week summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.
SHPEP Highlights at the University of Washington:
For the SHPEP online application and additional information visit: www.shpep.org
Contact the UW SHPEP coordinator at [email protected]
or call 206.616.5866
Travel costs, room and board and a small stipend are provided for all UW SHPEP participants Career development sessions directed toward exploration of the health professions, the admissions process, and the development of an individualized education plan Exposure to careers in pharmacy, social work, physician assistants and other health professions A curriculum designed to increase knowledge of the social determinants of health and healthcare disparities Academic enrichment courses in biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, biostatistics, physics, and public health Individualized clinical shadowing experiences with healthcare providers and biomedical public health and social science researchers Emergency department shadowing opportunities Medical and dental clinical simulation experiences
July 4th picnic and fireworks Hiking at Mt. Rainier National Park Community celebrations (SeaFair, PowWow, PRIDE parade)
Complete application instructions for summer 2017 will be published on Oct. 3, 2016.